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May 23, 2014

Manziel’s agent says acceptance of hoax lawsuit reflects a “real problem” with system

Pro Football Talk "Maybe justice really is blind. Stupid, too. While the lawsuit filed in Florida against Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel will provide: (1) plenty of entertainment on what could have been a slow day before a holiday weekend; and (2) an array of terms that fans of opposing teams can use to..." May 23

  • Fansided "Noted TV shrink Dr. Drew is having a very confusing morning thanks to the Johnny Manziel lawsuit. Imagine waking up and checking your Twitter only to find the mentions filled with a bunch of jokes you don’t understand. For those who like Dr. Drew remain confused, you need to know the details..." May 23

  • $25 Million Lawsuit Allegedly Filed Against Manziel

    Deadspin.com "We don't really know what to make of this, but a tipster just sent along a motion for a restraining order that a woman named Samantha Schacher recently filed against Johnny Manziel in Florida. The motion asks for $25 million in damages, and contains lines like: "On Christmas Eve, 2013, Johnny..." May 23

  • Patrick Peterson: I don't believe Seahawks' Richard Sherman is a shutdown cornerback

    Arizona Sports ""I don't want to get into a debate as far as getting the stats that he has and things like that," Patrick Peterson said. "Obviously his job is much easier than mine." The Arizona Cardinals' Patrick Peterson and the Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman are both looked at as two of the NFL's best..." May 23

  • Michael Sam Situation Exposes Hypocrisy In The NFL

    Fansided "Less than two weeks ago, the NFL held its draft. The draft period is the most hopeful time of the year. Some teams are hoping to pick up the right players to turn their fortunes around, while other teams are hoping that their choices put them over the top in winning a championship. The players..." May 23

  • Marshawn Lynch skips White House, mom says 'he didn't want to go'

    CBSSports.com "Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch doesn't like the spotlight. Seems incongruous given his line of work, but while the man loves playing football, he's not so fond of all the media attention that comes with it. We saw this first hand when he had very little (OK, nothing) to say to reporters..." May 23

  • Chris Johnson on Jets-Titans matchup: 'I can't wait for that game'

    Newark Star-Ledger "After spending his first six NFL seasons with the Titans, running back Chris Johnson was ready for a change. The Titans, of course, forced him into accepting change by cutting him during the offseason. The Jets signed Johnson, who said Thursday that he is looking forward to winning with the..." May 23

  • Brandon Marshall thankful he's Bear

    ESPN.com "Brandon Marshall believes the transformation of his personal life kicked off just before the Chicago Bears traded for him in March 2012, but on Thursday he called the transaction "life-saving and career-saving" when discussing a recently signed three-year contract extension worth $23 million..." May 23

  • Little: Violation by Browns' Gordon 'is a mistake'

    Fox Sports "Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is facing a lengthy NFL suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, but the circumstances surrounding the matter remain cloudy. ESPN reported earlier this month that Gordon was headed for a year-long ban after failing a drug test for..." May 23

  • Raiders considering Los Angeles?

    CSN Bay Area "Raiders owner Mark Davis is applying a serious sense of urgency to his quest for a new football stadium. Clearly still bothered by a lack of progress in this effort, Davis expressed frustration to NFL.com on Tuesday at the spring league meeting in Atlanta. "I would probably say (negotiations..." May 23

  • League claims HGH impasse has resulted in more player suspensions

    Pro Football Talk "As the NFL and the NFLPA continue to agree to disagree on the rules for HGH testing, other aspects of what would be new and improved drug policies remain on hold. And the league isn’t bashful about pointing out what the players are missing. Lost and overlooked amid the many useful nuggets from..." May 23

  • Mort: Ray Rice likely to face NFL suspension

    Rotoworld "ESPN's Chris Mortensen indicated on NFL Insiders Thursday that Ray Rice is likely to face a league-imposed suspension following his assault charge. Rice avoided trial and is a first-time offender of the Personal Conduct Policy, but the NFL has suspended players for similar incidents. "He's..." May 23

  • When a player gets 20k for 4 days of work

    ESPN.com "This is more of an "inside football" topic and one that interested me from a number-crunching standpoint. When the Patriots announced Tuesday they released rookie linebacker James Morris of Iowa after just four days, it seemed like a case where they gave a young player a look and simply decided..." May 23

  • Pettine on Manziel: Jersey sales won't determine depth chart

    CBSSports.com "This is great news if you're Brian Hoyer: First-year Browns coach Mike Pettine is committed to an open, fair competition for the starting quarterback job. This may sound dubious since the Browns traded up in the first round to grab Johnny Manziel 22nd overall. But as it stands, some two months out..." May 23

  • Ex-Jet Kellen Winslow gets conditional discharge without a guilty finding in synthetic marijuana case

    Newark Star-Ledger "The case accusing former New York Jets tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. of possession of synthetic marijuana ended today when a municipal court judge granted him a conditional discharge, after refusing to dismiss the charge. Under conditions set by East Hanover Municipal Court Judge Vincent Pirone,..." May 23

  • Arrest Warrant Out For Broncos T.J. Ward

    CBS Denver "CBS4 has learned that Denver police issued an arrest warrant Thursday for Denver Broncos strong safety T.J. Ward, a prized free agent pickup. According to documents reviewed by CBS4, Ward is wanted in connection with an incident that took place May 9 which is categorized both as an assault and..." May 23

  • Ex-player in lawsuit file: NFL never told us about effects of painkillers

    Today "Shortly after J.D. Hill's pro football career ended in 1979, he descended into drug abuse and homelessness because of a 20-year struggle with addiction that he says stemmed from the NFL illegally providing him painkillers and narcotics. Hill, a former wide receiver with the Buffalo Bills and..." May 23

  • Michael Vick says Jets do not have open competition at quarterback

    New York Daily News "Michael Vick is talking like a backup. The new Jets signal caller said Thursday the Jets do not have an “open competition” at quarterback. The team had previously indicated that Vick and Geno Smith would compete for the starting job, though offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg has said he..." May 23

  • Belichick addresses Mallett trade buzz

    ESPN.com "Part of the buzz surrounding the New England Patriots during the NFL draft was the possibility of trading backup quarterback Ryan Mallett, with the league-owned NFL Network pumping the storyline for multiple days, including after the draft. Bill Belichick didn’t shoot down those reports when..." May 23

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